Manuscripts Division

Manuscripts Division

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Housed in Firestone Library, the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Special Collections includes material documenting 5000 years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America.

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19th-Century Maritime Collection, 1781-1928
C0501
1 box 0.4 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of correspondence, documents, financial material, and printed matter of Caleb Bates, captain of the Juno of Boston, John B. Church, marine insurance underwriter, and others involved in predominantly nineteenth-century American maritime trade.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Adamantia Pollis, professor of political science on the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research in New York. Included are drafts of various articles, papers of her students, personal memorabilia and papers, grant proposals, and correspondence.
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A. D. Power Collection, 1837-1946
C0601
1 box 0.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists primarily of letters received by A. D. Power, who worked for the English publishing firms of Sir Isaac Pitman Sons and W. H. Smith and Son.
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A. Jacobi Papers, 1794-1936 (mostly 1880-1919)
C0724
5 boxes 2.1 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The A. Jacobi Papers consists of offprints of writings and lectures, correspondence, memorials, and other miscellanea of the German physician, pediatrician, author, and first professor of children's diseases in the United States Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of selected papers of Alba Houghton Warren (Princeton Class of 1936), professor of English at Princeton (1945-1955), relating to his earlier work "Richard Hengist Horne: A Literary Biography," which apparently was never published.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of a photocopied duplicate archive of the original Albert Einstein Archive at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, divided into scientific and non-scientific sections, including published and unpublished manuscripts, articles, lectures, notebooks, notes, travel diaries (1925-1933), family papers, and correspondence.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection contains both original and printed material relating to Albert Schweitzer, the French missionary physician who founded the Lambaréné Hospital in French Equatorial Africa in 1913 and who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his philosophy of "reverence for life."
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The collection consists of letters addressed to McKenzie, a Boston clergyman, and his son Kenneth (1870-1949), an educator, from a variety of prominent persons in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Alexander D. Wainwright (Princeton Class of 1939) was an avid bookman and collector. He had a lengthy career at the Princeton University Library, serving as assistant university librarian for collection development and as curator of the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists. His collection consists of of manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and related material by and about Thomas Wolfe, the American novelist, playwright, and storywriter.
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Alfonso Ortiz Papers, 1926-1993 (mostly 1960-1989)
WC126
86 boxes 82.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of personal, professional, and academic papers of the Pueblo anthropologist Alfonso Ortiz (1939-1997), including correspondence, working files, and materials related to the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA).
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Alfred and Mary Gwinn Hodder Papers, 1875-1941
C0450
86 boxes 36.20 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Alfred and Mary Gwinn Hodder Papers consists of writings, correspondence, documents, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed matter of attorney and author Alfred LeRoy Hodder. Also included are similar papers of his wife, Mary Gwinn Hodder, who was a professor of English literature.
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Alfred A. Woodhull Collection, 1776-1916
C0358
8 boxes 7.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed works of surgeon and medical inspector Alfred A. Woodhull (Princeton Class of 1856).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of papers and photographs of Alison Frantz (1903-1995), a classicist who was the photographer and specialist in Early Christian and Byzantine archaeology for the Agora excavations at Athens from 1933 to 1968 for the American School of Classical Studies.
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Allan Marquand Papers, 1858-1951 (mostly 1878-1950)
C0269
54 boxes 27.2 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of the papers of Allan Marquand, Princeton art professor, founder of the University's Department of Art and Archaeology, and first director of its Art Museum.
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Allison Delarue Collection, 1820-1999
TC012
32 boxes 153 items

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Allison Delarue Collection consists of a draft of Delarue's unpublished autobiography, letters received by Delarue from various friends, associates, and people involved in dance and the theater, and prints, photographs, and objects collected by Delarue relating to ballet and its history.
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Alonzo Church Papers, 1924-1995
C0948
85 boxes 35.1 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Alonzo Church Papers consists of the writings, correspondence, notebooks, notes, and subject files of Alonzo Church (1903-1995, Princeton Class of 1924), the renowned mathematical logician who taught at Princeton University from 1929-1967 and the University of California at Los Angeles from 1967 to 1990, and who was editor of the Journal of Symbolic Logic from 1936 to 1979.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Antón Arrufat Papers consists of manuscripts of poems, short stories, novels, and criticism by Antón Arrufat, Virgilio Piñera, and Witold Gombrowicz; and correspondence of Antón Arrufat.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection consists of papers of Antōnēs Dekavalles, a Greek poet, professor at Fairleigh Dickenson University, and editor of The Charioteer, A Review of Modern Greek Culture. Included are: correspondence, autograph manuscripts and typescripts, drafts, miscellaneous notes, and files related to his affiliated organizations.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Arcadio Díaz Quiñones Papers consists chiefly of manuscripts and correspondence of the Puerto Rican professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton University, Arcadio Díaz Quiñones (1940-), as well as a selection of manuscripts by others. The collection focuses on Puerto Rican and Cuban literature, but also provides insight into the literature and politics of other parts of Latin America.
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Archives of Charles Scribner's Sons, 1786-2004 (mostly 1880-1979)
C0101
1492 boxes 66 items 151 Volumes 750 linear feet

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Charles Scribner's Sons.
This collection consists of virtually all of the surviving records of Scribners (1846-1984), the New York City publisher, and reflect aspects of all of its publishing functions (soliciting and acquiring books, editing manuscripts, printing and manufacturing books, advertising and publicizing publications) and business concerns (book and magazine publisher, retail bookstore, subscription books department, educational books department, printing press and bindery, rare books department). Included are files of editorial correspondence with authors, manufacturing records about book production, advertising records, author contracts, a collection of dust jackets, book catalogs, ledgers, and photographs. While there are gaps in most of the series or record groups, there are records representative of all of the firm's former permutations: Baker Scribner, Charles Scribner Co., Scribner, Armstrong Co., Scribner, Armstrong Welford, Scribner Co., Charles Scribner's Sons. The bulk of the material (1880s-1970s), however, dates from the period when the publisher bore its most familiar name, "Charles Scribner's Sons." There is also material related to early publishers' organizations and international copyright.
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Archives of George Braziller, Inc, 1960-1995
C0795
59 boxes 24.6 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
George Braziller, Inc., is an independent publishing firm founded by George Braziller in 1955. This collection consists of the firm's records, including press releases, reviews, correspondence and business files.
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Arthur Collins Maclay Papers, 1875-1934
C0555
12 boxes 2.8 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of works, correspondence, financial records, photographs (including tintypes), a map, glass lantern slides, and printed matter of American lawyer and Far East traveler Arthur Collins Maclay.
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Holden, Arthur C., 1890-1993
The Arthur Cort Holden Papers consists chiefly Holden's personal and professional papers, accumulated during his life (1890-1993) as an architect and active Princeton University alumnus. Also included are photographs, the papers of friends and family members, and miscellaneous printed matter dating from the 1840s to the 1990s.
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Arthur Gläser Papers, 1919-1948
C0431
5 boxes 1.9 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of the writings, notes, diaries, calendars, ledgers, and miscellanea of the German novelist, poet, and critic Arthur Gläser (b. 1895 ).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Contains selected papers, photographs, and memorabilia of Arthur H. Thornhill, Jr., Princeton Class of 1946, pertaining to his publishing career at Little, Brown and Company and his involvement in a variety of organizations and activities within the publishing industry. Also present in the collection is a limited amount of material from Thornhill's father, Arthur H. Thornhill, Sr., who preceded his son as president of Little, Brown and Company.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists chiefly of letters and photographs of Arthur Machen, the Welsh-born writer called "the Apostle of Wonder" because of his mastery of the English language and outstanding creation of supernatural fiction.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Arthur Mendel was a prominent music scholar in the twentieth century and a professor at Princeton University. The collection contains correspondence with professional colleagues, course notes, musical notes, scrapbooks, and clippings. There is also additional unprocessed material from Mendel's time at Princeton.
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Arturo Lagorio Correspondence, 1932-1984
C0864
1 box 0.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection consists of letters to Arturo Lagorio, Argentine poet and author, by various Latin American and Spanish writers, including Samuel Eichelbaum, Maria Granata, Nicolas Olivari, and Cesar Tiempo.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Aubrey Beardsley was an English draughtsman and author. The collection includes some of his Art Nouveau work, book illustrations, borders, chapter headings, title pages, and posters. Also included are various notes for his writing and holograph manuscripts of "Under the Hill" and "The Ivory Piece." Correspondence with friends and colleagues completes the collection.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
This collection contains the manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, and other papers of twentieth-century Guatemalan author Augusto Monterroso, who spent most of his life as a writer in Mexico.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of over 100 cartons and boxes containing correspondence, legal documents, photographs, printed matter, and other material, which document both the careers and personal lives of Princeton graduates Daniel Moreau Barringer and his son, Brandon Barringer. Much of the material about Daniel Moreau Barringer focuses on the Meteor Crater in Arizona, which he spent a large part of his career studying and promoting.
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Benjamin Tallmadge Collection, 1756-1846
C0243
2 boxes 1.6 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists mostly of selected papers of American Revolutionary intelligence officer Benjamin Tallmadge relating to his Revolutionary War experience.
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Benno Elkan Collection of Goethe, 1775-1832
C0314
2 boxes 1.8 linear feet

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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of miscellaneous material of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet/dramatist/man of letters, collected by Benno Elkan.
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of manuscripts of poems, short stories, essays, and criticism, and correspondence by Ortiz de Montellano; correspondence, manuscripts of poetry, and typescript copies of poetry, short stories, and essays by others; and printed material.
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Blair family
The collection consists of the personal and family papers of five members of the Blair and Lee families of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia -- Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876); his daughter, Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818-1906); her husband, Samuel Phillips Lee (1812-1897); their son, Blair Lee (1857-1944, Princeton Class of 1880); and his cousin, Andrew Alexander Blair (1848-1932) -- reflecting their various political, journalistic, naval, family, business, legal, and domestic interests.
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Brewster Ghiselin Papers, 1936-1991
C0759
3 boxes 1.5 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Brewster Ghiselin was an English professor, literary critic, editor, and poet. The collection contains some of Ghiselin's works and correspondence. Typescripts, proofs, galleys, Italian translations, phonograph records, a few books, and notes represent his works, while the correspondence consists of letters from his literary friends and colleagues.
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Budd Schulberg Papers, 1936-1967
C0340
34 boxes 1 item 12.9 linear feet

Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Consists of writings, correspondence, and miscellanea of the American novelist, playwright, screenwriter and biographer Budd Schulberg (1914-2009 ).
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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Calvin S. Hathaway Collection consists of correspondence (especially with Florence C. Quinby), photographs, postcards, offprints, slides, and newspaper clippings of American Curator Calvin S. Hathaway (Princeton Class of 1930) relating to his collection on equestrian statues of the world.